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The power is in your hands! BY the time you read this article, you’ll only have a few more days to enjoy (or endure!) the countdown to General Election 2020. When Leo travelled to the park to dissolve the 32nd Dáil last month,

it sent the country into election frenzy. Simply put: it has been unrelenting wall-to-wall media coverage since, giving us debate after debate, fiery exchanges, back-stabbing, digging

up of skeletons, broken promise reminders, fresh promises that candidates swear they’ll stick by, election posters overkill, baby-kissing, and of course, dropping into the elderly folk in forgotten

rural Ireland for the Mrs Doyle cup of tea. But there comes a time in every race where it actually has to start, and there are winners and losers. After an intense weekend

of counting with the pencil and paper (if only those electronic voting machines had worked out!), we’ll have a fair idea of who will lead the next Government. Continued on Page 2


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The power is in your hands! Continued from Page 1 Once the arithmetic is sorted out, a bit of good old bartering between the main protagonists will commence and following the overtures, those who said previously: “we’ll never go in with them”, might just have a change of heart and say “well, you know, that was then, this is now, maybe we could cut a deal”. After the last election in 2016, it took an inordinate amount of time to form a Government but it did produce a memorable phrase that was to endure for four years – The confidence and supply agreement. Once again the field for this race is particularly congested despite the litany of retirements with a number of ‘big hitters’ calling it a day. And speaking of retirements, that subject has become one of the big issues in the lead up to this election with

representatives of all parties throwing in their tuppence worth. Beware the ‘Grey’ vote, though! Of course, exercising your right to vote is the most important issue as you have the opportunity to play your part in the formation of the 33rd Dáil by going down to your local polling station this weekend. Weigh up the credentials of each candidate and each party. Even if you haven’t got a crystal ball on your person, try and guess which of them is the most likely to stick to their promises if they win that precious seat.   Statistics have shown that Ireland has had the lowest average turnout for general elections in Europe for the last 30 years. But remember, if you turn down the opportunity to vote, apparently you pass up the right to complain when the new Government has its feet under the table in Leinster House and is

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ALL HANDS ON DECK: This will be a familar scene in count centres at the weekend. FILE PHOTO: DARREN KINSELLA busy implementing its policies.   Also, you’ll have to bear the ignominy of the so-called expert election pundits putting you in the ‘voter apathy’ category. Why not shock them by voting in huge, unprecedented numbers? Many constituency battles have been fought

over the years with just a handful of votes making the difference – they could be yours. So by the weekend you will probably become an expert on manifestos, proportional representation, tallymen, transfers, floating votes, gender quotas, coalitions, rainbow governments, confidence

All eyes will be on the election count centres this weekend, including the RDS (pictured). FILE PHOTO: DARREN KINSELLA and supply agreements and the like. There’s also a chance that you could be going to bed dreaming (or having nightmares!) of

leaders’ debates and the mug shots of candidates staring out at you from every lamppost in the country. However, the time for

all the talking (okay, squabbling is probably a more accurate word) has stopped. This Saturday, just remember: the power is in your hands!


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Local youngsters to fight for Ireland GLASNEVIN Kenpo Karate Club and Larkhill Karate Club in Santry are delighted to announce that two of their young members have been selected for the upcoming EKF Junior & Cadet and Under 21 European Championships in Budapest. Anthony Kelly and Ryan Coleman have been selected to compete in the Cadet Kumite Male categories which will see the former taking part in -52kg weight class and the latter in the -57kg category. The championships

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Is your candidate a cancer champion? Today, thanks to improvements in cancer detection, treatment and care, more than six out of 10 do. Some cancers, like childhood blood CEO cancers, that were previously almost Irish Cancer Society always fatal, are now largely curable. Nine out of 10 people also now www.cancer.ie survive prostate, breast and testicular cancer. But unfortunately the prognosis for AT THE Irish Cancer Society, we understand the life-changing impact other cancers is still a lot less positive and our outcomes in some areas lag of cancer. behind those of other countries. Every day, we share the worry of There is also a huge amount that people waiting for test results. We needs to be done to help people cope share their hope that their cancer with the emotional and financial is treatable. We share their sorrow impact of the disease. when it is not. Patients often tell me they expected Thankfully, Ireland’s cancer survival the chemo or radiotherapy to be rate is improving all the time. tough. But they were not prepared Thirty years ago, only three out for the crippling debt they had to of 10 Irish people survived cancer.


Cancer survival rates have greatly improved in Ireland. PHOTO: BIGSTOCK incur, paying for everything from medication to hospital charges and wigs. They didn’t realise it would be so hard to get a medical card. And they didn’t expect to be chased by debt collectors on behalf of the HSE when they couldn’t pay. Many also find it incredibly difficult to cope with treatment side effects like incontinence, infertility and depression, with very little State support. The Irish Cancer Society is doing everything it can to help. Our nurses provide confidential expert advice

to patients and their families. Our volunteer drivers bring people to their chemo appointments and back so they don’t have to worry about transport. Our peer support volunteers provide a listening ear. And we fund counselling in local cancer support centres throughout the country. But there is so much more that needs to be done. And much of it can only be done by the Government. The next Dáil needs to prioritise improvements in cancer care. It needs to address the survival gap so

all patients have the best possible chance of life after cancer. It needs to ensure everyone has the support they need to cope with the physical, financial and emotional impact of the disease. And it needs to help Ireland’s growing community of cancer survivors get their lives back on track. That’s why we’re asking all general election candidates to sign our pledge on www.cancer.ie and commit to being a cancer champion in the next Dáil. And we’re asking our supporters to raise the issue of cancer with candidates on the doorsteps.

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“This election sees Ireland at a crossroads. Cian is serious about ensuring people have long-term security for their health, housing, family life, and employment. I would urge voters in Dublin Bay North to give

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Park run in memory of Lily THE parents of a sevenyear-old girl who passed away last year are organising a charity run next week in aid of a Dublin school. Brian Daly and Olivea Maguire, from Stoneybatter and Raheny respectively, are hosting the Fly High Lily Remembrance Run in the Phoenix Park to commemorate their daughter, Lily Daly, who died after sudden complications associated with hydrocephalus. All funds raised from the event on Saturday, February 8 will be donated to Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland (SBHI) in Clondalkin and

towards the creation of a sensory outdoor garden in Lily’s school, Gaelscoil Inse Chór, located in Islandbridge. Lily’s parents said they remember her as “a ball of positive energy bouncing around with love for everyone”. “Even though she was only seven and a half, she showed an empathy that was beyond her years, caring for others,” they said. “She is missed beyond measure every moment of every day, her cheeky smile, her determined nature, her joyful outlook on life.” The sensory garden is

designed as “a way for other kids to explore, imagine and belong, just as Lily did”. “She would love the idea of an outdoor classroom in her name,” her parents added. “As a family, it would mean the world to us knowing that Lily’s legacy will live on.” Tom Scott, chief executive of SBHI, added: “We are honoured that the Maguire and Daly family have thought of SBHI in remembering their beautiful daughter, Lily. “We will do everything we can to ensure that this special legacy enriches the lives of others who live with hydrocephalus and spina


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THERE is no better way to kick off the angling season than your annual visit to the Ireland Angling Show at the National Show Centre in Swords which takes place on February 15 and 16. ‘Hooked on Fishing’ presenter and host Paul Young will be joining the team and available to share his knowledge

and advise on tackle on the Ardaire springs stand along with Paul Proctor and Scott Mackenzie. Angling journalist, AAPGAI Master and Vice President of the WTT, Paul Procter, has over 40 years’ experience on rivers, stillwaters and tropical saltwater fishing. The hugely popular Crafty Catcher fishing


game will once again be taking place in the Family Zone. Sponsored by Sensas Ireland and Daiwa UK, there will be prizes for all participants regardless of age or ability. On both the Saturday and Sunday, the former World Pairs Champions and Feeder Masters finalists Philip Jackson and Cathal Hughes will be centre stage. Inland Fisheries and Angling Ireland will be hosting the Family Zone with a team available to educate and encourage kids to pick up a rod and

Paul Proctor try their hand at fishing. Stock up on your gear or invest in that new rod you have had your eye on, with tackle dealers from around the country. This year has seen a

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A NORTHSIDE TD has welcomed the Capital Works Plan for Beaumont Hospital but warned that work must be progressed as a matter of urgency. Tommy Broughan TD (Ind) recently received an answer to a Parliamentary Question (PQ) in relation to the much-needed work. Chief executive of Beaumont Hospital Ian Carter outlined a number of Capital Works Plans, including the Cystic Fibrosis Ward, a new Emergency

Department, Mechanical Thrombectomy improvements, a 100-bed Ward Block and the next phase of the St Luke’s Radiation Oncology Centre. Planning for the Cystic Fibrosis Ward was secured on March 26, 2019 and funding was confirmed on the October 1, 2019 to progress to the Design Stage. The reply states: “The programme of works, if commenced and delivered aggressively and without foreseeable delay is estimated at 24

months” and is expected to cost €11 million. Regarding the new Emergency Department, approval was granted by the HSE on October 15, 2019 to progress the procurement and design team for this project, which is estimated to take four years and cost around €50 million. Work relating to Mechanical Thrombectomy is a one and a half year development/installation project costed at around

€3.4 million and involves works for the Radiology Department. This was also granted approval by the HSE on October 15, 2019 to progress to the next phase. Funding is being pursued for the 100-bed Ward which is estimated to cost around €40 million and would take three years to construct. In November 2019, the HSE applied for planning permission for the extension of the Cancer Centre at Beaumont.

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bookshops, the National Library of Ireland and Dublin City Gallery – Hugh Lane. The campaign ends with fun readings and workshops based on the book, as part of the St Patrick’s Festival. Dublin City Librarian Mairead Owens said: “The Citywide Reading campaign has a simple but important aim – to get children reading for pleasure. “This is the ninth year of the campaign, and we hope to see lots of children borrowing a


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available in all Dublin City Libraries as well as in all good bookshops. ‘Boot’ follows the adventure of a robot who wakes up in a rubbish tip and, with only twoand-a-half memories and a gang of new robot friends, sets off to find its owner. It was recently shortlisted for An Post Irish Book of the Year Awards and the Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Award in the UK. The second book in the series will be published this month.

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The result is a compelling contrast of two men, one deeply troubled, the other very much at peace, in a beautifully observed offering that ticks every cinematic box. If you like feel-good films, they don’t get any better than this.

'A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood' is, by contrast, a very American film. So much so that many presumed it would fail to impress this side of the Atlantic, due to its focus on US kids' TV host, Mr. Rogers (Tom Hanks). It would be like someone making an Irish film about a 'Bosco' presenter and expecting foreign audiences to get it. Luckily the creators centre the story around irritable journalist Lloyd Vogel, who is sent to interview Rogers, and it is as much his story as anything else. The result is a compelling contrast of two men, one deeply troubled, the other very much at peace, in a

beautifully observed offering that ticks every cinematic box. If you like feel-good films, they don’t get any better than this. Finally, 'The Rhythm Section' is a run-of-the-mill action thriller starring Blake Lively as a woman who discovers her family were murdered and sets out for revenge. Filmed partly in Ireland, there isn’t much new on offer here, but if you prefer kick-ass to feel-good or thought-provoking, you might just squeeze some enjoyment from this. 


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Beaumont woman Lorna has designs on a bright future A NORTHSIDE woman’s creativity has been recognised in a design challenge.   Lorna Quinn, from Beaumont, a first-year art and design student at the National College of Art & Design (NCAD) came second in the inaugural Kingspan ‘Reuse, Recreate’ design competition. The student design challenge, created and sponsored by Kingspan Water & Energy, offered students from NCAD the opportunity to showcase their talents and get creative with second life material. The first-year students were tasked with redesigning an object using pellets from reclaimed Kingspan Oil Tanks, showcasing

the importance of the circularity of plastic use. Lorna used the pellets to create stunning pieces of jewellery inspired by natural greenery, and multifunctional fans. “The inspiration for my project started with the colour of the Kingspan resin material,” she said. “The deep green reminded me of the outdoors, leaves and grasses. I found that the pellets from Kingspan were not only green, but also had traces of black too, and when mixed with other materials, the pellets created unpredictable patterns that were fun to work with and manipulate into different shapes.” Lorna not only created a handheld fan, but she created stunning earrings and a statement bracelet

Helen Steele, Irish artist and fashion designer; Lorna Quinn, foundation student at NCAD; and Thomas Jefferson, marketing manager at Kingspan Water & Energy Ltd. PHOTO: IAIN WHITE/FENNELL PHOTOGRAPHY inspired by leaves, all made from reclaimed plastic from oil tanks that

has now taken on a new life as beautiful pieces of jewellery.

Thomas Jefferson, marketing manager at Kingspan Water & Energy

Ltd, said: “At Kingspan, we are committed to operating a sustainable business that delivers sustainable products and solutions. “But this doesn’t stop at a product’s lifespan. Innovation is an important part of our business and key to a more environmentally friendly future. “This is why we decided to team up with the young creatives of the future to design and create wearable art using Kingspan recycled pellets, bringing a second life to this material.” As part of the ‘Reuse, Recreate’ initiative and to encourage the ongoing use of sustainable design, Kingspan donated a 3D printer to the college. The students’ ‘Reuse,

Recreate’ designs and creations were put on display in the NCAD gallery and judged by Irish designer Helen Steele, Dr Coílín Dubhghailc, Lecturer at NCAD and Thomas Jefferson from Kingspan Water & Energy Ltd. Artist and fashion designer Helen Steele said: “As a past fashion student at NCAD and an advocate of sustainability, I was particularly interested in getting involved in ‘Reuse, Recreate’ project. “The importance of reusing materials already in existence is one that I champion, and I think it’s incredibly innovative for NCAD and Kingspan to come together to create a brief that both educates students and encourages new thinking.”

Northside students celebrate competition success To celebrate the new arrival of a giraffe, and also Science Week 2019, Dublin Zoo called on schools to challenge themselves by participating in an innovative competition. Sponsored by SSE Airtricity, ‘The Giraffe Habitat Challenge’ tasked budding young designers to try their hand at creating a new giraffe habitat. To enter, teachers signed up their students to a one-day programme at Dublin Zoo where they

learned from a team of experts including zookeepers, engineers and sustainability experts before settling on their challenge to design a new giraffe habitat. ‘The Giraffe Habitat Challenge’, which took place in November, was specifically designed for 3rd–6th class primary students and 1st to 4th (Transition) year secondary students. The winners, one primary school entry and one secondary

school entry, received an incredible €2,000 off their school’s annual electricity bill. The runners-up secured a trip to W5 in Belfast for their entire class, with thanks to SSE Airtricity, Ireland’s largest provider of 100 percent green energy and sustainability partner to Dublin Zoo. It was a very tough competition to judge, as all entries were a very high standard across both primary and secondary level.

Students from O’Connell’s Secondary School, Drumcondra, pictured with their teachers and staff from SSE Airtricity and Dublin Zoo. O’Connell’s Secondary School in Drumcondra won the second level competition after showing a great understanding of all of the elements required for the project which included Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) behind the giraffe habitat design. Animal needs and sustainability also played

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Message to Election Candidates The Election, You and Your Newspaper. Why you need to read this.

You’re an election candidate... ...and your days are packed, but can we ask for a couple of minutes of your time because we’ve got a few important points to make? Points that are directly relevant to this election, to ensure voters are informed as truthfully and as honestly as possible in this era of ‘fake news’. Because if they’re not, we all lose.

Strong independent journalism matters. For you.

How can you help? But first, what if you don’t? Without legislative changes and pitch-leveling supports, the serious threat to your local and national newspapers will go beyond a threat and many will cease to exist. And if newspapers disappear so too will much of Irish online news, and with it many stories that need to be told. (That’s the online news paid for by Irish publishers, created by Irish journalists, and pirated with abandon by Facebook and Google - who operate in a parallel universe without the obligations and responsibilities of publishers). Without a virbrant local and national news publishing industry, who will report on the courts in your area, the Oireachtas, the County Councils, local and national sporting events, raise awareness of important societal issues and campaign for change? Google? Facebook? Twitter? Who will expose scandalous wrongdoing and criminality and highlight injustice, as newspapers have been doing day in, week out, year after year after year? We know the answer, we know it’s pretty grim, and we think you wouldn’t want inaction to be an enabler of newspaper extinction.


As we’ve seen recently in other countries, without credible sources of news, where information is factual, accurate and politically impartial, public trust and democracy itself are undermined. So far, we’re lucky in Ireland that the newspapers you know so well, the national dailies and the regional weeklies, continue to fulfil that role of trusted source, operating impartially and holding public figures and politicians of all parties and none to account.

So back to the question, how can you help?

You will note that we said ‘so far’. Yes, the balance and fairness of our newspapers have contributed to preventing the vicious poloraisation that is an unsettling reality in many countries, but we need your support to help us continue. We’re not asking for massive hand-outs, we’re not asking for funds that should go into the health, or housing, or infrastructure or education. All we’re asking for is your practical support to ensure that ‘fake news’ can always be beaten by a strong newspaper industry creating trusted journalism, and that the jobs that sustain this stay alive in our communities.

Extend the brief of the Minister for Communications to include all media, not just the broadcast sector, ensuring the Minister has full oversight of our complex media landscape

Unfortunately, both are under serious threat right now. But your support as an election candidate can make a difference, and in making that difference you can make a valuable contribution to defending our country’s democratic values.

Support public service journalism across all media, not just broadcast. Reduce VAT to 5% VAT on newspapers and digital news products. Ultimately reduce VAT to 0% as is the case in Britain and other EU countries. Complete the long-overdue Review of the Defamation Act and reform Ireland’s draconian defamation laws to ensure that the stories that need to be told, are told



Big turnout at mental health event MORE than 4,000 students took part in an event recently that was created to discuss and raise awareness of mental health and wellness issues faced by young people in Ireland today. Students from more than 150 schools across the country took part in the 2020 Cycle Against Suicide Annual Student Leaders’ Congress, held at the Citywest Convention Centre in Dublin. Former Ireland rugby player Alan Quinlan was among the speakers. A devoted advocate of mental health awareness who has openly talked about his own mental health struggles in the past, he addressed the young people in attendance.

During his address, Mr Quinlan spoke about his own experiences with mental health issues and gave advice to attendees on allowing themselves to be open and honest with others when they are feeling down. He also highlighted the importance of young people learning the essential skills of building resilience and coping mechanisms that will allow them to navigate the challenges of day-to-day life. Speaking about his involvement in the event, Mr Quinlan said: ”Mental health has been a huge part of my journey, and I’m keen to impart on others, especially young people, the struggles I faced and

how I’ve learnt to address these. “It’s vital that we continue to put mental health high on the agenda and this conference has given me the opportunity to speak to 4,000 young people about their mental health and building resilience.” Mr Quinlan said young people are the future of Ireland and are setting an example with their willingness and openness to address mental health issues. “It’s incredibly important that we encourage and support this through events like the Cycle Against Suicide Student Leaders’ Congress; and that we help to equip young people with the necessary knowledge and skills to combat

Pictured with Alan Quinlan is Neasa Bissett and Adam Roche, from Donabate Community College and (centre) India Kennedy, CAS student Leader from Abbey Vocational School, Donegal town. PHOTO: COLM MAHADY/ FENNELLS negative mental health and break the stigma that’s attached to it,” he added. Other speakers touched on a variety of important topics including mental health difficulties, social anxiety, body image issues, issues affecting those in the LGBTQ+ community, consent and respect,

trolling and how to offer hope and build resilience in young people. The event also hosted talks and workshops from a number of experts in the field of mental health and wellbeing. Now in its fifth year, the Student Leaders’ Congress is organised by suicide

awareness and prevention charity, Cycle Against Suicide. Chief executive of Cycle Against Suicide, Caroline Lafferty, said the charity was honoured to have hosted another successful Student Leaders’ Congress. “We’d like to say a huge thank you to all of our

speakers for sharing their expertise and experiences with students from across Ireland,” said Ms Lafferty. The 2020 Cycle Against Suicide is taking place from April 25 to May 3. Cyclists can register and get further information by visiting www. cycleagainstsuicide.com


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Plans for Irish-medium policy MINISTER for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh, has announced plans for the development of the first, comprehensive Irish-medium education policy. The new policy will provide a framework for the delivery of highquality Irish-medium education in schools and early-years settings outside the Gaeltacht. This is a core aim of the

Government’s 20-Year Strategy for the Irish Language 2010-2030. The policy will build on the success already achieved in implementing the wide-ranging actions in the Policy on Gaeltacht Education. “Naíonraí and Irishmedium schools play a vital role in developing identity and fluency in our language,” the

minister said. “The benefits of full language immersion in early years and in school are internationally recognised both for a child’s holistic development and also for acquiring the aptitude for other languages. “There are about 60,000 young people in Irish-medium schools right across the country and I want to see an

ambitious target set to double that.” The work will be informed by national and international research into good practice in other countries or jurisdictions, like Wales or Quebec, as well as the initial findings of the Research and Evaluation Study on the Gaeltacht School Recognition Scheme. The Minister is to convene a special consultation process in the spring and has requested that any consultation includes the voice of students and parents. “This is a big opportunity to learn

from others, to seize initiatives and to develop ideas,” the minister continued. “Doubling the numbers in Irishmedium education is a big challenge but we can meet that ambition head on by creating the right foundations in our naíonraí. “We should also be looking at ways to deepen community engagement around Irish-medium early years and schools. “I think we also need to look at incentives to attract students from Gaeltacht areas to teaching and how we can increase the

supply of those with a high standard of Irish to work in Irish-medium education settings across the board. “We can also consider how we can improve opportunities for gaelscoileanna to expand.” The policy will be developed in collaboration with other relevant departments including the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. The work will be overseen by an interdepartmental steering committee and supported by an advisory

committee comprised of relevant stakeholders. “The work will look closely at creating a clear policy on the establishment of aonaid lán-Ghaeilge in existing schools and also the establishment of new gaelscoileanna, gaelcholáistí and aonaid lán-Ghaeilge as part of the new patronage process,” the minister added. “This new policy for Irish-medium education will raise the profile of our language in our communities and I believe it will also encourage the daily use of Irish inside and outside our schools.”

Dublin schools attend learning day

There are about 60,000 young people in Irish-medium schools right across the country.

SOME local schools across Dublin attended a recent shared ‘learning day’ held in Maynooth as part of the Teaching Council’s BEACONS programme. BEACONS - Bringing Education Alive for our Communities on a National Scale – sees the Teaching Council leading a diverse group

of stakeholders and people exploring new ways of supporting more and better conversations between teachers, parents and students at the local community level. The goal is to develop a range of models that any school could choose from and adapt to their own needs, based on the

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Delegates from Central Model Senior School, Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, (l-r) Ellen Lynch, Zarah Furjun, Lara Murphy, Holly Tracey, Sinead Crosson (Teacher), Ciaran Kildee, pictured with Tomás Ó Ruairc, Director of The Teaching Council (centre) at the shared learning day.





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The hilarious tale of a century old Irishman... and his father A POIGNANT, absurd and hilarious tale of a 100-year-old Irishman... and his father. Livin’ Dred’s critically acclaimed hit play ‘Trad’ returns to tour 11 venues across Ireland this year after a sell out 2019.

Trad arrives at the Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire on February 4 and 5 for two unmissable performances. Written by Mark Doherty and directed by renowned actor and director Aaron Monaghan, Trad is the

story of a 100-year-old man and his father who live in a remote Irish parish. Da (played by Gus McDonagh) and Son/ Thomas (played by Seamus O’Rourke) are the last of their lineage, until they discover that Son has a 70-year old son. Together, Da and Son set out to discover this son they never knew they had. On their travels Da and Son encounter two other characters, both played by brilliant funny Clare Barrett, Fr Rice and Sal. Trad is a highly authentic and original Irish comedy, slightly absurd and wickedly funny. Trad is in tune with both the times of old and our current tales of a remarkable rural Ireland changing before our eyes. It touches poignantly on family relationships, in particular between father and son, which are both

stoic and filled with deep emotion. Heartbreakingly sad at times, the play strikes a cord with both urban and rural audiences given it’s incredible Irish themes. It’s mostly hilarious. The heartwarming saga is accompanied by two live traditional Irish musicians who bring even more atmosphere to the play and stage. In the words of Director Aaron Monaghan, Trad is like “a cross between Father Ted and Waiting for Godot”. Clare has most recently finished a run with Rough Magic’s Much Ado About Nothing which toured in autumn 2019 to brilliant acclaim from audiences. Other recent stage appearances include the Abbey Theatre’s highly successful production of The Unmanageable Sisters. There is also her stint in Angela’s Ashes that ran at the Bord Gais theatre and the Grand Opera House in Belfast. She has also worked with a variety of theatre companies performing in Ireland.

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Kiefer Sutherland makes a triumphant return to Europe KIEFER Sutherland is returning to Europe next month for a string of dates. Sutherland’s second album, the 10-song ‘Reckless & Me’, arrived last year on a wave of praise and a deluxe edition of the album is also available now via BMG. ‘Reckless & Me Special Edition’ includes the original album along with a bonus disc featuring Sutherland’s full concert in Berlin. Recorded in March 2019 at SchwuZ in Berlin, Germany, the live disc captures an energetic and dynamically-tight set from Kiefer and his band. ‘Reckless & Me’ delivers Sutherland’s Americana and country rock-infused songwriting style and

highlights his gift of soulful storytelling. On the bonus disc, ‘Live In Berlin’, Sutherland gets to dive deeper into storytelling and reveals some personal anecdotes behind the songs. “We’ve played so many shows over the past five years, that to have one of them recorded so that fans who couldn’t make a show because we didn’t play in their particular town or city, is very special to me. “I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed playing it.” ‘Reckless & Me’ holds beautifully arranged ballads and authentic country rockers such as the album’s lead single, ‘Open Road’, ‘This Is How It’s Done’ and ‘Something You Love’ – all delivered

with Sutherland’s distinctive, whiskeysoaked and gravel-laced voice. Produced by Jude Cole, ‘Reckless & Me’ marks the

follow up to Sutherland’s critically acclaimed debut album, ‘Down In A Hole’ You can catch him on Saturday, February 29 in Dublin’s Academy.

Wedding Special




How to be prepared for your big day

20 Weddings 2020


Your wedding day can be as THERE is no such thing as a typical wedding these days. One of the most transformative changes in Irish society saw marriage equality enshrined in law after the 2015 referendum. But even before this seismic shift in attitudes to same sex marriage, changes were afoot. Church wedding ceremonies – while still widely popular – were no longer the only show in town as couples opted to get married in a range of venues, from idyllic lakeside hotels, to castles, museums, art galleries and local authority buildings such as City Hall in Dublin. Couples getting married today are really spoilt for choice and can choose to either stick with tradition or have a wedding that is individually tailored to suit their tastes and reflect their personalities. Most of us will have attended quirky weddings in recent years that certainly deviated from

the traditional. It’s all a question of personal choice and this is something reflected in wedding events the length and breadth of the country. Whether you opt for a modest reception in a restaurant with a small group of friends and family or go for a ballroom style venue with 200 guests, the success of your day will all depend on one thing – planning. While you can cut corners and do some of the groundwork yourself, you can avoid the stress and hassle that goes with planning your perfect wedding by consulting the experts. From ordering flowers for the ceremony to booking the DJ or band, the to-do list can be exhausting to get through. Delegating some of these tasks to the groomsmen or bridesmaids will help – as long as they are up to the task! When the big day arrives, you should be able to relax in the knowledge

that everything is in hand, from the final guest numbers to the transport arrangements. That means you can just concentrate on making sure you look and feel great for the long day ahead. It goes without saying that the bride and groom should look their best on the big day. But nature is going to need a helping hand to make sure those wedding photographs are

picture perfect. The key to perfect make-up is finding the right balance. Your cosmetics should be camera-friendly and you’ll need to ensure the effect is not too dramatic and definitely not pale and uninteresting. Regardless of modern convention, you don’t have to fork out a small fortune on a professional beautician to get the

perfect wedding day glow. Choose a foundation that matches the skin tone, otherwise you risk ending up looking like you’re wearing a mask in the photographs. Blend the foundation using your fingertips or a damp sponge, preferably in natural light. And make sure you avoid that dreaded tidemark. Softly outline your eyes using a brown kohl pencil.

Blend your chosen eye colours into your natural eye shape. Remember, the goal is to enhance your existing features, not to create new, unnatural looking ones. The eyebrows frame the face, so ensure they are well shaped and symmetrical. If necessary, use a light brown pencil to further enhance them. Try to avoid trendy looks

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before the big day, and then have the neck and hair line trimmed the day before the wedding. If you’re wearing a top hat on the big day, apply a small amount of gel, which you can later revive by wetting your hands and running your fingers through your hair. Some brides may want their future husband to be clean-shaven, and one of the best ways to get a really close shave is to have a proper barber shop shave the day before. A wet shave is preferable on the morning of the wedding, and a supple face is the ideal surface. Splashing the face with hot water before putting the blade to the skin will help and this will also open the pores. Allow about half an hour after waking up before you shave. This helps the face to relax and makes the job a lot easier. When the foam has been applied, leave it on for about two minutes to let it soak into the pores.

Razors with more than one blade will give you the closest shave, so look out for a dual blade if you want to avoid cuts and bumps. When shaving, follow the direction of your beard, so move down the cheeks before attacking the heavier and more stubborn whiskers under your chin. After shaving, rinse with cold water to help close the pores and then apply a moisturising lotion. These days, of course, beards are very much in vogue and there are plenty of products out there to keep that facial hair in good condition. For those who opt to keep their beards, a quick trim to neaten things up may do the trick and keep you looking sharp. By following these beauty and grooming tips, you will feel like a million dollars as you begin your new journey together. What’s more, you’ll look amazing in those wedding photographs!


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This week’s Beauty Dial Wedding Buys By Edel Cox of The Beauty Dial (www.thebeautydial.ie) YOU MAY NOW KISS THE BRIDE! Leonie Garlick and wedding planning website www.ukbride.co.uk presents six ways to achieve perfectly kissable lips on your wedding day...From kissing your newly-wed to posing for photos and sipping on Prosecco, your lips will be in high demand on your Big Day. Brides are no longer opting for barely-there makeup and a conservative up do - 2020’s brides are showing there is much more fun to be had. Big, bold lips are here to stay and we couldn’t be more excited for those bells to chime. UKbride presents the best trends of 2020 to give you some great wedding makeup ideas and, most importantly, to make your lips POP! www.UKbride.co.uk is the social networking website for brides to be, with 720,000 members and 164,000 Facebook likes. FLOWERS FOR A STUNNING WEDDING RECEPTION There are so many ways to use flowers to create a stunning looking wedding reception. Tilly Wilkinson, editor of UKbride.co.uk, says there’s nothing worse than trying to strain your neck around an obstructive table decoration at a wedding reception. By making your floral arrangements really (really!) tall, not only will you allow your guests to see a bit more of one another, you’ll also create masses of colour above head height, making your floral investment more visible and more dramatic. This is also a great way to ensure you make the most of reception venues which have soaring ceilings! WED2B STORES Find the perfect wedding dress for your special day at WED2B stores in Belfast or Dublin. With five exclusive bridal brands, there is a wedding gown for each and every bride. Find wedding dresses with classic embroidered details to modern gowns with plenty of glistening beading. They’re open seven days a week and stock hundreds of limited edition, off-the-peg bridal dresses, available in sizes 6 to 30 and exclusively designed in the UK. When you find the one, you can take it home the very same day. Browse their exclusive range of bridal gowns online and visit at your convenience - no appointment needed! Your dream wedding dress awaits! Left, below (SUMMER): It doesn't get more elegant than this soft lace sheath dress. We just love the bateau neckline and low scoop back. And (above) GINGER.


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Have a happy honeymoon AFTER all the excitement of the big event the happy couple’s first trip as married partners should be a relaxing, romantic holiday. And the ideal honeymoon for most is a stress free break in an exotic destination with plenty of sunshine and culture. Our grandparents probably never got further than the Isle of Man for their honeymoon while our parents were lucky if they managed to get any kind of a holiday abroad. However, these days the world really is your oyster when it comes to choosing the ideal honeymoon location. Always popular with newly-weds, Italy is a romantic and beautiful country, from the sophisticated elegance and natural beauty of Sorrento to the inspiring energy of Rome. Competing with Italy in the romantic destination stakes is the Dubrovnik Riviera in Croatia. The area enjoys an old world atmosphere and unspoiled beauty, coupled with top class hotels in stunning locations and boasting panoramic views of the Adriatic and Elaphite Islands. Many Irish longhaul honeymooners are now opting for Mauritius - often described as the ultimate paradise with white sandy beaches, coral lagoons and sweeping sugar plantations. Mauritius has dozens of quiet romantic hideaways and has traditionally been one of the most popular honeymoon destinations with lots of top-class

resorts to choose from. St Lucia is another honeymoon hot spot. The island is one of the most scenic in the Caribbean, with a stunning coastline of powder fine sandy beaches overlooked by volcanic peaks. It’s the perfect post-wedding destination for a quiet and relaxing escape. Further afield, New Zealand is a simply stunning destination. A country of incredible contrasts you can climb a glacier, hike across a volcano, swim with dolphins, watch whales or just bask on a beautiful beach. Thailand is another choice for the adventurous couple. The South East Asian country has great value hotels with excellent facilities and world-renowned hospitality, stunning beaches, rainforest adventures, fascinating culture and bargain basement shopping. Lanzarote is another great destination for fantastic picture perfect honeymoon snaps. Couples can laze away by the beach or pool or take advantage of vibrant and varied night life in the island’s many restaurants, clubs and bars. Newly weds feeling energised by love can enjoy jet skiing or wind surfing while a romantic trip to the volcanic landscape of Timanfaya National Park is certain to take the breath away. Portugal is another honeymoon haven. The 160km costal stretch along the Portuguese Algarve boasts spectacular scenery, warm seas and a fantastic sunny climate.

Mauritius has dozens of quiet romantic hideaways. Renowned for its spectacular beaches, the Algarve is dotted with hidden coves and relaxing beaches where the water is calm. OK, so it’s a stereotype but grooms might take note of the 30 golf courses in the region while brides might be tempted by the shopping opportunities with an abundance of cheap handmade silver, ceramics, leather goods and jewellery on offer in the markets. Majorca - the largest of the beautiful Balearic Islands – has long been a favourite with Irish newlyweds. Majorca has a typical Mediterranean climate. In Summer the average temperature is 23º Celsius and the skies remain blue throughout the season. New Zealand is a simply stunning destination and a country of incredible contrasts.

Top tips for a honeymoon trip A HONEYMOON should be the holiday of a lifetime. Everything should be perfect so the newly-weds can get married life off to the best possible start. We’ve come up with some top tips to help make sure the happy couple stay that way – at least until they get back home. 1. Be sensible with your budget. You don’t want to start married life with a massive honeymoon bill to pay off. 2. Use a travel agent. It doesn't cost any more and in fact usually works out cheaper. 3. Leave plenty of time to make sure your passport is current and you have the visas needed. If inoculations are required, get them before the wedding. 4. When you make reservations, let everybody know you're on honeymoon. You may get upgraded to a better room at no charge, receive a welcome bottle of

champagne, and who knows what else. 5. Protect your privacy. This is especially important if you have a destination wedding where the guests tend to hang around. A honeymoon should be just for the two of you. No kids, no pets, no company. 6. Be considerate of your partner’s wishes. A new husband mightn’t enjoy shopping for shoes while the bride is unlikely to be impressed by a visit to the golf course. 7. Splurge a little, it’s your honeymoon! Do something special that you wouldn’t normally do on holiday. Spend a little extra for a room upgrade, or the honeymoon suite. Plan a romantic dinner at a gourmet restaurant or go on a sunset cruise. 8. When packing for your honeymoon, think about taking along some romantic items like candles, massage oil and some new lingerie. Dubrovnik in Croatia enjoys an old world atmosphere and unspoiled beauty.

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Killester win national cup PYROBEL Killester secured a memorable 82-59 point victory over Singleton SuperValu Brunell at the National Basketball Arena to scoop the Hula Hoops Paudie O’Connor National Cup title and end a 15-year drought since their last win. American pair Adella Randel El

and Christa Reed combined for a whopping 43 points in a superb display for the north Dubliners, while co-captain Rebecca Nagle chipped in 12 points from behind the three-point line. “We've waited for this for a long time,” said Nagle afterwards. “Our last appearance in a final was in 2016

and it's been in the back of our heads ever since. We knew we could do it. Credit to Brunell, they were amazing but I'm so proud of the girls.” Head coach Karl Kilbride said: “We said before the game that defence was going to be the difference between winning and losing. We really knuckled down in the third

Pyrobel Killester coach Karl Kilbride celebrates with Leah Rutherford. PHOTO: BRENDAN MORAN/SPORTSFILE

quarter. “We held them to six points and when we get stops it lets us get out and run and shoot threes in transition. It's very hard to describe how I feel at the moment.” Meanwhile, despite their best efforts Killester WBC couldn’t make it a local double, losing 60-47 to

Rebel Wheelers in the Hula Hoops IWA Wheelchair Basketball Cup Final. The two teams served up one of the best IWA finals of recent years, with tactics, skill and defence to the fore while superb work at both ends of the floor saw some fantastic passages of play.

CHAMPIONS: The Pyrobel Killester team celebrates with the cup following their victory. PHOTO: BRENDAN MORAN/SPORTSFILE

Chanel on the scent of Leinster final glory Tom McCarthy

champions. These Coolock, CHANEL College’s Under Kilmore and Darndale lads are made of stern 19s dethroned current stuff, however. Leinster champions Five minutes before Wexford in a titanic half-time Shane Lyons struggle at windswept played a beautiful Greystones to advance diagonal ball to to the Leinster A Final. Dylan Clausen. Dylan The Northside team controlled and rifled the started brightly playing ball home from inside their smooth passing the box. game through midfield The second half had using a 4-3-3 formation. barely started when Two calamitous errors Clausen repaid Lyons in marking at set pieces with an assist which cost them dearly, Lyons finished with though, and Chanel aplomb to make it 2-2. found themselves The red and black of 2-0 down against the

Chanel was on fire now. Franzoni, Jinad and O’Leary in midfield were composed and menacing in equal measure. Lyons fired Chanel into the lead when he cut in from the right and shot low. Wexford were not Leinster champions for nothing and ground out a deserved equaliser in the final eight minutes. Extra time was nervy with so much at stake. Something special was needed. It was Chanel’s rock of defence Alex Wilders who stepped up. He

charged out of defence, played a deft exchange with Clausen, before thrashing the ball home from 10 yards. It was a moment to savour. Chanel’s defence had to withstand a late flurry of attacks. Ryan Boyd and Jordan Deegan were immense at full back. Cian Cooling and Wilders were rocks. Chanel’s managers – both former pupils of the college - Brian McManus and Sam Sheridan, were very pleased with the heart and courage shown The Chanel College Under 19 team that defeated Wexford to advance to the Leinster by all the squad. A Final.

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NORTHSIDE PEOPLE EAST 05.02.20 CLONTARF AGM & TALK: Clontarf Historical Society’s agm will take place at 7.30pm followed by talk at 8.15pm – ‘National Orthopaedic Hospital Clontarf ’ - by Cormac Moore on Monday, February 10 in the Parish Centre, St John’s Church, Clontarf Road. Visitors are welcome and the cost is €5. Enquiries: 01-8338711. SCHOOL REUNION: Class 1970 Holy Faith Convent Clontarf Reunion will be held on Friday, April 24 at 7.30pm at Clontarf Castle. If you require further information contact Anne Doyle at 085-7442884 or annekdoyle@gmail.com.  



IRISH CONVERSATION: The Irish conversation coffee morning has resumed on Tuesday mornings in the Beaumont House at 10.30am. All are welcome. HAEMOCHROMATOSIS MEETING: The Irish Haemochromatosis Association (IHH) is holding an Information Meeting at the Richard Carmichael Theatre in Beaumont Hospital on Thursday, February 6 at 7pm. All are welcome to attend.

Paula Segrave, from Baldoyle, recently celebrated her 70th birthday at the Racecourse Inn with her family and friends. She’s pictured (centre) with her son, Gerard, daughter, Sandra, husband, Peter and son, Keith. PHOTO: TONY MCCULLAGH SNR

September 2020. They run a comprehensive programme aimed at giving girls confidence through weekly meetings with badge work, DONAGHMEDE activities, outings and events. TALK: An illustrated talk will take place on Thursday, February 6 at 8pm Ladybirds for ages 5-7 meet Saturday lunchtime, Brownies for ages 7-10 in Donaghmede House, Newbrook meet Saturday morning and Guides Road. It is entitled ‘Troublesome for ages 10-14 meet Thursday evening, Howth Women - Cumann na mBan Revolutionaries, Unionist Suffragettes all in the Raheny area. Text Andrea on 087-6301634 for more details or and some other outstanding Howth women 1910-1935’, and is being given to enquire about membership, visit www.irishgirlguides.ie by Philip O'Connor, local historian and author. Visitors are welcome to BINGO: Bingo takes place at the attend and admission is €3 for nonRaheny GAA Clubhouse, 2 All members. Further information is Saints’ Road every Thursday, from available at 083-1884024. 8.15pm to 10.15pm. Contact bingo@   rahenygaa.ie or phone 01-8313530 COUNSELLING SEVICE: TARGET from 7.30pm to 10pm for more Counselling Service has relocated details.  to Donaghmede House Community   Centre, Newbrook Road. For further MEN’S SHED: A Men’s Shed has information, call 01-8670279 opened in the Raheny area. They Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm. meet every Thursday at 10.30am in St   Anne’s Park (City Farm) Raheny. Men BALBRIGGAN who live in Raheny and surrounding AGM: Balbriggan and District Horticultural Society’s AGM will take districts are welcome to attend.   place on Thursday, February 6 at 8.30pm in the Scouts’ Den, Market KILBARRACK Green, Balbriggan. Everybody is COURSE: Do you feel welcome. For more information, overwhelmed? Stressed? A FREE phone 087-7520506. six-week Stress Control course   to help you manage daily stress, improve concentration and sleep CITYWIDE better will take place on Tuesdays VOLUNTEERS: The Dublin Rape from February 11 to March 24 from Crisis Centre needs volunteers to 11am to 12.30pm at Northside train as: Telephone Counsellors Partnership, Kish House, Greendale (females and males) for their Road, Kilbarrack. To sign up, email 24-hour Counselling Line outside office hours; and Support Personnel Brendan.Morisse@nspartnership.ie or call 01-8320995. (females) who will be available on a rota basis to attend the Sexual MEN’S SHED: Kilbarrack Men’s Assault Treatment Unit in the Shed meets every Wednesday from Rotunda Hospital. Applicants must 11.30am to 1pm at KLEAR, Adult be a minimum of 25-years-old and Education Centre, Swansnest Road, reside in the ‘01’ telephone area. Kilbarrack. They are always seeking For an application form, phone new members. All men in the general the DRCC on 01-6614911 or email district are welcome to join the volunteerservices@rcc.ie The meetings. They have regular talks closing date for applications is on subjects including history, social Friday, February 14. welfare and Know Your Rights and   come better weather, hopefully RAHENY trips to places of interest. For more GIRL GUIDES: Raheny Irish Girl information phone KLEAR on 01Guides is taking names for new 8671845. female members commencing

BALDOYLE FREE COMPUTER CLASSES: The Transition Year students at St Mary’s Secondary School, Baldoyle are offering free one-to-one Computer Classes to senior citizens every Friday from 11.05am to 12.15pm. All learners, complete beginners and upwards, are welcome. For more information contact Mr Ryan at St Mary’s on 01-8325591. U3A GROUP: The Sutton/Baldoyle U3A group, which is part of Age Action Ireland, caters for older adults over 55 years. U3A stands for the University of the Third Age. The group meets at Baldoyle Library from 10.45am-12.45pm on the second Wednesday of every month (except June-August). Just come along to Baldoyle Library. For more information email u3asutbal@ gmail.com or visit their website www. u3asuttonbaldoyledublin/  



TALK: Dublin Five Horticultural Society will hold a gardening talk by Dominica McKevitt (head gardener at Ardgillan Castle) on Thursday, February 13 at 8pm in the Artane Beaumont Family Recreation Centre, Kilmore Road. Admission is €5. Phone 087-2423020 for more information. NEW MEMBERS: A church choir requires new members, both male and female. They practice every Wednesday at 7pm for one hour and sing on Saturday at the 6pm vigil mass in St John Vianney Church, Ardlea Road, Artane. Contact Martin on 01-8316168 or 086-8931034 for more information.  


COMMUNITY CAFÉ: Doras Buí Community Café takes place at Bunratty Drive, Coolock, every Friday from 10am to 12noon. All are welcome including your babies and toddlers. Guest speakers and much more. Join us on Facebook. Phone 01-8484811 for more information.

Nutrition and Dietetics Food Science students Irene Oka, Sarah Kendelle and Niamh Bradley pictured at the Whitehall College of Further Education open day. The college offers Post Leaving Certificate courses to prepare for third level, employment or an apprenticeship. PHOTO: CONOR MCCABE PHOTOGRAPHY WALKING CLUB: A community walk catering for all ages and levels of fitness takes place every Tuesday at 9.45am in the Stardust Memorial Park, Coolock. Parents, grandparents and strollers are welcome after the school dropoff. No booking needed. Just turn up and join them for a walk. For more information contact David Phelan on 087-6525001 or Madeleine Ebbs on 086-8150286.   MEETING: Alcoholics Anonymous holds an open Public Meeting for information and education in St Brendan’s Parish Centre (old church), Coolock Village, on the first Tuesday of every month from

8.30pm-9.30pm. All are welcome. For more details, phone AA office on 01-8420700, 9.30am-5pm; after hours 6pm-10pm/weekends 10am6pm, phone 01-8527000.


SANTRY COMMUNITY GARDEN: New volunteer members are welcome in this four-acre walled heritage garden in a quiet corner of Santry Demesne. Those who share the work share the varied and healthy produce! It is open Wednesday and Friday from 2pm to 4pm and Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 1pm. Visit the garden or check the group out on www. santrycommunitygarden.com

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New record set at Dublin Airport DUBLIN Airport welcomed a total of 32.9 million passengers during 2019, setting a new record for traffic at the airport. Approximately 30.7 million people started and ended their journey at the airport last year, while almost 2.2 million passengers used the airport as a hub. Dublin Airport is celebrating its 80th birthday this year and more than 580 million passengers have been welcomed at the airport since its official opening on January 19, 1940. Passenger numbers were up 4 percent during the year, as a stronger first half performance gave way to more modest growth in the later part of the year. An additional 1.4 million passengers passed through the airport during 2019. Short-haul traffic increased by 5 percent to 27.7 million, while longhaul passenger numbers increased by 4 percent to almost 5.2 million. The transatlantic and

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sectors.” Continental European traffic, which is Dublin Airport’s largest market segment, increased by 6 percent last year, as 17.3 million passengers took flights to and from continental European destinations. UK traffic increased by 1 percent, with almost 10.2 million passengers travelling to and from UK airports last year. Transatlantic traffic increased by 6 percent, as 4.2 million passengers took flights to and from North American destinations. Other international traffic, which includes flights to Asia, the Middle East, and Africa was flat during the year, with just over one million passengers taking flights to and from these destinations. Dublin Airport continued to expand its position as a key gateway between Europe and North America last year. Transfer passenger numbers increased by 5 percent to 1.9 million last year.

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PLANNING DUBLIN Fingal County Council I, Dorinda Harding intend to apply for planning permission for development at this site 57 Grace O’Malley Road, Howth, Co. Dublin, D13 F991. Development will consist of demolishing the existing roof to the ground floor extension to the rear of the existing house and adding a ground floor extension the full width of the existing house and a proposed first floor extension also at the rear of the existing house and a proposed new dormer roof to the rear of the existing house roof and all ancillary works. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the planning authority during the public opening hours of (9.30a.m.- 16.30p.m.) Monday to Friday at Fingal County Council, Fingal County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Fingal, Co. Dublin. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority on payment of the prescribed fee (€20.00) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by Fingal County Council of the application, and such submissions or observations will be considered by the planning authority in making a decision on the application. The planning authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions or may refuse to grant permission.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council Planning permission sought by Patricia Dwyer of 26 Clancarthy Road, Dublin 5, D05P768, for the construction of a single storey timber framed, residential build to the rear of the existing 2 bed semi detached property and associated site works The rendered build measures 6m x 11m with a ridge height of 2.925m. Development consists of 2 bedrooms, kitchen/living area and bathroom, entrance is gained through the existing side entrance with parking for two cars. The planning application may be inspected, or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Dublin City Council during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.

PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council. I Aodhán Ó Deá, intend to apply for planning permission for development at 9 Gairdíní Vernon, Cluain Tarbh, Baile Átha Cliath 3. The development will consist of the widening of existing entrance to provide vehicular access, pavement dishing and associated site works to the front of 9 Gairdíní Vernon. The planning application may be inspected, or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of dublin city council during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.



FINGAL COUNTY COUNCIL Loughglynn Developments Limited intend to apply for planning permission for revisions to previously permitted development Reg. Ref. F16A/0535, located at Beresford, Donabate, Co. Dublin. The proposed revisions to the permitted layout comprise of the following; a) Omission of 6 no. Duplex units and provision of 2 no. 4 bed houses and 2 no. 3 bed Houses. b) Minor revisions to the adjacent road and cycleway layout. c) Revisions to the parking provision and configuration and to the semi-private open space and relocation of the bin/cycle store that serve the approved apartment block d) Minor revisions to the paly area that serves the approved crèche unit. Located on a site bounded to the north and east by Beaverstown Golf Club, to the south by Beresford residential development and to the west by Turvey Golf Club lands at Turvey Ave, Donabate, Co. Dublin. The Planning Application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the Planning Authority during the public opening hours of 9.30 16.30 Monday - Friday at: Fingal County Council, Fingal County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Fingal, Co. Dublin (to inspect Planning Applications on all lands except those lands to the west of the N2).

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 19 of the Foreshore Act, 1933 that Celtix Connect Ltd., 51- 54 Pearse Street, Dublin 2 has applied to the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government for a licence under the said Act for the purpose of installation and maintenance of the fibre-optic Havhingsten Telecommunication Cable – landing site at Loughshinny, Fingal, Co. Dublin.

PLANNING DUBLIN Fingal County Council Planning permission is sought by Marron Estates Ltd. on lands south of Knocksedan Demesne, Naul Road, Brackenstown, Swords, Co. Dublin for alterations to previously approved Reg. Ref. F06A/0347 (as extended under Reg. Refs. F06A/0347/E1 and F06A/0347/E2). The development will consist of: (i) change of House Types at "Belvedere Green" to provide 14 no. semi-detached three-bedroom houses with photovoltaic panels on roof slopes (with additional option for rooflights and en-suite bedroom within the attic level roof space) and 1 no. detached three-bedroom house with photovoltaic panels on front roof slopes (with additional option for rooflights and en-suite bedroom within the attic level roof space). (ii) change of House Types at "Belvedere Avenue" and "Belvedere Way" to provide 18 no. semidetached four-bedroom houses with photovoltaic panels on front roof slopes (with additional option for rooflights and en-suite bedroom within the attic level roof space) and 3 no. detached four-bedroom house with photovoltaic panels on front roof slopes (with additional option for rooflights and en-suite bedroom within the attic level roof space); and, (iii) all associated landscaping and ancillary site works necessary to facilitate the development. The proposed development will result in an increase of 6 no. units from the previously permitted 30 no. units originally permitted within this application area under parent permission Reg. Ref. F06A/0347 (as extended under Reg. Refs. F06A/0347/E1 and F06A/0347/E2) to 36 no. units. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee (€20) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of this application.

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A copy of the application and the relevant maps, plans and drawings are available for inspection for 30 calendar days, free of charge, at Balbriggan Garda Station, Drogheda Street, Tankardstown, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin. An earlier version of this application was previously displayed between 21 August and 27 September 2019. The documentation is available on the Department’s website: https://www.housing.gov.ie/planning/foreshore/applications/celtix-connecthavhingsten- telecommunication-cable-dublin Any person who wishes to make an objection to, or a representation in respect of the grant of the licence sought should do so in writing, giving reasons, within 30 calendar days of first publication of this Notice (advertised in this newspaper on 29 January 2020) (quoting ref: FS006915), to the Marine Planning, Policy and Development Section, Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, Newtown Road, Wexford, Y35 AP90 or foreshore@housing.gov.ie. All objections and representations received will be forwarded to the applicant for comment prior to any decision being made in the matter. Material upon which the Minister shall determine this application may be published on the Department’s website. In this regard the Department wishes to draw attention to its policy on defamatory material that may be contained in submissions it receives, which may be found at: https://www.housing.gov.ie/planning/foreshore/public-participation-foreshoreconsent-process Please be aware that this notice, as advertised on 29 January 2020, contained an error with regard to the closing date for submissions. Please note that the closing date for submissions is close of business 29 February 2020. Dated this 5th day of February 2020 Celtix Connect Ltd., 51-54 Pearse Street, Dublin 2, D02 KA66

PLANNING DUBLIN Fingal County Council I Angela Malone am applying to Fingal County Council for full planning permission for extension & alterations to my existing dwelling to include; conversion of attached garage to study, erection of an 11sqm first floor extension over the existing garage, removal of existing chimney stacks and elevational changes to the existing dwelling together with all associated and ancillary site works @ 39 St. Margaret’s Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin, K36 D292. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of Fingal County Council, County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Dublin, K67 X8Y2 during its public opening hours of Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 4:30pm., and may also be viewed on the Council’s website - www.fingal.ie. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority on payment of a fee of €20 within 5 weeks, beginning on the date of receipt by Fingal County Council, and such submissions or observations will be considered by the Planning Authority in making a decision on the application. The Planning Authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions or may refuse to grant permission.

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PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council I James O’Keeffe intend to apply for Permission to create vehicular access to the front of property with kerb dishing to facilitate off street parking at 12 Santry Villas, Dublin 9. The planning application may be inspected, or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Dublin City Council during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.

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6. Glass in a set? (7) 7. Intelligent like Sting? (5) 9. Dry for a short time (3) 10. It’s off-putting when Edward returns to the Queen torn (9) 12. Is he the sole specialist? (11) 15. It’s arrogant to get one dime ring out (11) 17. Is suspicious about the girl’s investment schemes (9) 19. Biblical occupation? (3) 21. I call out for a syringa (5) 22. Like cereal from S.W. England? (7)

6. Disintegrate (5,2) 7. Mature (5) 9. Finish (3) 10. Permissible (9) 12. Dimension (11) 15. Shining (11) 17. Sparse (9) 19. Twisted (3) 21. Hinder (5) 22. Since (7)

DOWN 1. Edge (5) 2. Feline (3) 3. Uninteresting (4) 4. Mollifying (9) 5. Deterioration (7) 8. Nasty (6) 11. Unending (9) 13. Searcher (6) 14. Educator (7) 16. Lively (5) 18. Smooth (4) 20. Wages (3)

DOWN 1. Quick to change fibre (5) 2. Like a quiet snake (3) 3. Save up for an urn (4) 4. Unwise to be cheeky without a right (9) 5. Aridity of a waterless loch (7) 8. A condiment to sprinkle liberally (6) 11. Religious mutineer? (9) 13. Regretful when running out of fuel after a right turn (6) 14. South American country where a bighead takes a girl (7) 16. Lift up the house first (5) 18. Tory reform of a system of weights (4) 20. Gun down a wildebeest (3)


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A few things worth checking out this week

Festival of Youth Orchestras

Spike, is back with three days of cello action from Friday February 7 to Sunday February 9.


Dublin's unique, charming and provocative alternative cello festival, Spike, is back for its fourth installation with three days of cello action from Friday February 7 to Sunday February 9. Spike 2020 will include events from concerts to yoga cello to activities for younger people, in venues from Lost Lane to the Ark. Full programme and details online at www.spikecellofest. com.

The 25th Festival of Youth Orchestras, presented by the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras (IAYO), will take place on Saturday, February 8, in the National Concert Hall. To mark the special occasion IAYO will establish a Festival Orchestra that will have young musicians from across Ireland, in addition to featuring Youth Orchestras from around the country. Tickets on sale from the National Concert Hall on 01-4170000 and online at www.nch.ie

Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel is sweet and beguiling.


One of the greatest operas about children, Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel is sweet and beguiling, combining childlike simplicity with heart-aching beauty. Irish National Opera, Theatre Lovett and the Abbey Theatre collaborate on this compelling new three-act opera, reimagined in a mysterious modern setting. Don’t be fooled. This is a story of greed and starvation, mouthwateringly sugar-coated. It’s being performed in the Abbey Theatre from February 8-15 nightly at 7.30pm.


Join guitar sensation Xuefei Yang as she rings in the Year of the Rat in the company Guitar sensation of musical Xuefei Yang. friends, soprano Lynda Lee, flautist William Dowdall and violist Rosalind Ventris in the Shaw Room at the National Gallery of Ireland on Sunday, February 9 at 3pm. It’s part of the RIAM/NGI International Visiting Artists Series. For details see www. nch.ie.

Ø - A Deep Listening Journey, takes place on Saturday, February 8, in the Fumbally Stables.

delicious authentic Asian cuisine at different stops, while guide Yang Zhang explores the integral role of food in the Chinese New Year celebrations and traces the history of the Chinese community in Ireland. Meet at the Spire on February 8 at 1.30pm. Tickets cost €20. For details see www.dublinchinesenewyear.com.


Join musicians Margie Jean Lewis, Simon Cullen and Chloe McHugh on Saturday, February 8, in the Fumbally Stables, on an ambient deep listening journey, weaving together world instruments, electronics and restorative tones. There will be options to sit on a chair or lie down during the performance. Doors open at 6.30pm, performance 7pm sharp until 8.30pm.

Vocal ensemble ANÚNA perform in the beautiful surrounds of Christ Church Dun Laoghaire.


St Nicholas Montessori Society of Ireland is welcoming flagship acappella vocal ensemble ANÚNA to the beautiful surrounds of Christ

Eclipsed is an award winning play set in a Magdalene laundry.


The Asian Flavours Walking Tour on on Saturday, February 8.


The Chinese Year of the Rat is here and the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival finishes up on Monday, February 10. Take an Asian Flavours Walking Tour and enjoy some

Presented by dlr Mill Theatre Eclipsed by Patricia Burke Brogan is an award winning play set in a Magdalene laundry during the 1960’s It is one of the first plays to tell the story of the Magdalene laundries and was inspired by Patricia’s own experience as a young novitiate. It’s running from February 4-8 and tickets cost €20/€18. See www. milltheatre.ie.

Church Dun Laoghaire, on Saturday, February 8. Tickets cost €28.50 plus booking fee. For more information see www. smsi.ie or www.anuna.ie.

Crossword Answers February 5th CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS

Across: 6 Crystal; 7 Smart; 9 Sec; 10 Deterrent; 12 Chiropodist; 15 Domineering; 17 Distrusts; 19 Job; 21 Lilac; 22 Cornish. Down: 1 Brief; 2 Asp; 3 Vase; 4 Imprudent; 5 Dryness; 8 Pepper; 11 Christian; 13 Rueful; 14 Bolivia; 16 Hoist; 18 Troy; 20 Gnu.


Across: 6 Break up; 7 Ripen; 9 End; 10 Allowable; 12 Measurement; 15 Resplendent; 17 Scattered; 19 Wry; 21 Delay; 22 Because. Down: 1 Brink; 2 Cat; 3 Dull; 4 Disarming; 5 Decline; 8 Horrid; 11 Perpetual; 13 Seeker; 14 Teacher; 16 Brisk; 18 Even; 20 Pay.

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We take a look back at extracts from old newspapers to see what was in the news this month in years gone by

Freeman’s Journal, February 24, 1851

An old aerial photo of Finglas Village.

Undated photo of tram tracks being removed from the road in Fairview, possibly in the early 1960s.

Irish Press, February 3, 1978

Irish Press, February 4, 1986

Evening Herald, February 3, 1939

Irish Press, February 21, 1986



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